Saturday, July 30, 2011

ANOTHER FINE MESS...

LET THERE BE LIGHT - THE FORMER OWNER LEFT THESE FOR US


IN THE BEGINNING IT DIDN'T SEEM TOO DIFFICULT


BUT THERE WERE THREE LAYERS OF LINOLEUM PROGRESS WITH THE SCRAPING MACHINE ORIGINAL WOOD FLOOR IN SEWING ROOM ORIGINAL WOOD FLOOR IN BLUE ROOM


CARPET-LESS MASTER BEDROOM FLOOR - BEAUTIFUL!

DININGROOM LIGHT FIXTURE - SO PRETTY

SOMEBODY HAS TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS


The last two days have been very busy, and I'm sure things will be busier before we're finished. The positive part is that we're making progress on the new old house. The oldest carpeting has been removed, along with old linoleum. There were three layers of glued linoleum on the kitchen floor. Glenn removed the old indoor-outdoor kitchen carpet and began the linoleum removal process but we soon realized the job was more than we could handle so we called in a trusted handyman (thank you for the recommendation SUE) and he suggested renting a machine to do the work. What a stinky mess that was, and still is. After doing as much as they could in the kitchen, Glenn and the handyman tore out the old carpet from the upstairs bedrooms, exposing the wood under it. Apparently, it's original to the house which was built in 1919. With a little buffing and care, the floors should be just fine. I love the feeling of being in those rooms with the old wood floors and I can't wait to have my sewing supplies up there. I learned a few things today. I now know how to efficiently remove staples from underneath carpet padding and tear sticky carpet tacking from beneath baseboards. It was a long two days but we're getting closer to moving our furniture to the new old house. The phrase, "Let's take out the old carpeting", sounded so easy.

9 comments:

Merilyn said...

Those timber floors look like they will come up beautifully!! I have to say I do prefer them too!! Being covered for so long they should look like new!!! You are definitely beginning to put your own mark on the new old house!!!!

LibbiesHome said...

Those floors are going to be worth every bit of the work - they are going to be gorgeous!

Donna said...

All that hard work will be a distant memory when you are enjoying those beautiful wood floors! They are sooooo worth it! And a sewing room with a wood floor is pure heaven!

Donna said...

And whatever you do, DON'T throw away those light bulbs! With the new lighting regulations starting to come into effect in January, it will become increasingly difficult to buy them!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love those hardwoods...what kind of flooring are you replacing the linoleum with..glad it is done..you are getting there sister...can't wait for the big reveal.;)

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

that is a lot of hard work!
the hardwood is great! I would love them!
sounds like it won't be long now......
★Linda★

annie said...

You can do, it will be beautiful when finished!

April Robinson said...

The floors look great. And you'll appreciate them even more after all this work. We restored our hickory floors and I feel happy every time I look at them. We had to do a few repairs and supplemented with some replacement flooring but it all looks great now. Good luck with yours.

Raggedy Creations said...

Alot of hard work Kady but they will be sooooo pretty when they are finished. Can't wait to see more.

~Felicia